Center for Autism Mental Health Worker in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 1/13/2021

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    At least 2 year(s)
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Job Description

The Mental Health Worker (MHW) is responsible for direct therapy with children enrolled in the Center for Autism's daily Creating Opportunities for Relating and Engaging program (C.O.R.E.).

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Implement intervention strategies with clients
  • Demonstrate initiative and responsibility for pursuing therapeutic resources for clients in accordance with the Center for Autism’s mission statement
  • Completes daily billing information
  • Completes daily data collection
  • Maintains physical environment to ensure clinical interventions and client safety
  • Complete daily sheet for client
  • Complete incident/injury reports
  • Participate in team meetings
  • Share responsibility for maintaining team meeting documentation
  • Maintain effectiveness in response to various situational demands
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisors or Executive Director

Core Values:


  • Values each person as an individual and respects their unique abilities and needs.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of one’s own culture and how it impacts his/her perspective and interactions with others.
  • Demonstrates respect for, understanding of and knowledge of the differences among people as it relates to values, lifestyles, norms, beliefs, and opportunities.


  • Embraces innovative ideas and works together with our team to make them a reality.
  • Remains forward thinking in their approach and generates new ideas to continually improve the services we offer to the community.
  • Seeks out and uses new technology to improve the effectiveness of their work.


  • Values the role of the family as a key partner in the therapeutic process.
  • Endeavors to provide families with support and resources needed to appropriately advocate for an individual with autism.
  • Uses effective listening skills: pays attention, give thoughtful consideration and demonstrates regard for the feelings and needs of others.


  • Treats every person with autism spectrum disorder with respect and as a valued member of our community.
  • Uses effective listening skills: pays attention, give thoughtful consideration and demonstrates regard for the feelings and needs of others.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to the feelings, thoughts and experiences of others.


  • Proactively seeks opportunities for learning and develops their knowledge about autism spectrum disorders.
  • Educates others about autism spectrum disorders to encourage acceptance and foster a greater understanding.


  • Takes ownership for their role; demonstrates understanding of role, boundaries of role and how role fits into the organization.
  • Can be relied on to perform their job duties consistently, efficiently and independently.
  • Takes responsibility for own professional development and actively participates with supervisor in performance management process.

Job Specifications:

Education & Experience

Minimum requirements for the position:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited program in an area of human services, which includes but may not be limited to the following: psychology, social work, counseling, criminal justice, and/or marriage and family therapy. OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited program in any area plus two years of direct experience.   

Physical Requirements

  • Employee must have the physical ability to lift children, play on the floor and run with/after children.
  • Be able to comfortably perform a series of flexibility exercises.
  • Must be able to move (repeatedly) from a standing to kneeling position and back.
  • Have the ability to bear weight on each knee.
  • Must be able to lift and carry approximately 1/3rd of their body weight.

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

  • This position is classified as salaried non-exempt in accordance to FLSA standards.